Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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The Boston Celtics travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 13-11. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 103.0 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 19-5. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.4 points per game and surrendering 97.8, good for a point differential of 5.6.
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Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 26 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Al Horford averages 15.6 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Lamarcus Aldridge averages 16.5 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 24.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Boston averages 104.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 12.3 per game. The Celtics allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
San Antonio averages 103.4 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 6th with 12.8 per game. The Spurs allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 109 and a defensive rating of 107.4. In terms of pace they average 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Spurs rating on offense is 110.3 and they have a defensive rating of 104.3. They get 93.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 12-11-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 8-16-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 12-12-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 13-11-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
12/11/16 PG Isaiah Thomas Groin "?"
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -7.5
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